For the past week, I have been searching for a word to help me write this post. This week, another mega-church imploded which deservedly, made the national news.
One of the devotional days in my next book is about the fracture in our faith foundation. I write about how within the church, we can’t seem to get along.
I am seeing this more frequently on social media and in the mainstream press. Articles written to point out the (sometimes obvious) faults of a particular person or institution.
Personally, I am very familiar with the process of deconstruction. I deconstruct myself way too often which I have shared with you here as I continue my walk of faith.
I have also been searching for a word to counter this painful process.
One of my wonderful friends lives a very creative life! She decided to ditch her corporate career and follow her creative calling. She is a nationally known author, artist, speaker and a creativity coach! She realized how harmful the deconstructive process is and how liberating creativity can be!
Create something better! Create something that will excite people to join you! Create something positive which is a building block…not a wrecking ball.
How do we move from the damage of deconstruction to the encouragement of creativity?
First, stop deconstructing. When we find ourselves walking down that dark path, simply stop. Stop in that moment to thank God for your realization and ask for guidance in turning around!
Second, spend time reading reaffirming scriptures and writings which lift our spirit and inspire us.
Third, associate with people who are positive and creative builders.
My prayer for today is one of healing. There is a fracture in the faith foundation and without each one of us being involved, it will continue to grow.
“So then, encourage one another and build each other up as you are doing.”
1 Thessalonians 5:11